McConnell Reportedly Leaning Toward Impeaching Trump: ‘Better Than 50-50 Chance’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is reportedly leaning toward convicting President Donald Trump.

Axios reports that there is a “better than 50-50 chance” McConnell would vote in support of the impeachment of Trump.

A Republican aide close to the Senate leader told Axios, “The Senate institutional loyalists are fomenting a counterrevolution” to the president.

Additionally, The New York Times reports that McConnell “has told associates that he believes President Trump committed impeachable offenses and that he is pleased that Democrats are moving to impeach him, believing that it will make it easier to purge him from the party.”

Citing three Republican officials, the Times also reports House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has asked Republicans if he should call for Trump to resign.

Trump told reporters on Tuesday the impeachment effort is “absolutely ridiculous” and suggested that “it’s causing tremendous danger to our country, and it’s causing tremendous anger.”

The House of Representatives is set to vote to impeach Trump, charging him with “incitement of insurrection,” on Wednesday. At least five Republican lawmakers have shown support for the impeachment.

House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) made known on Tuesday that she will support impeaching Trump.

Touching on the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, Cheney said in a statement, “The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing.”

Additionally, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) shared he will vote to impeach the president, “There is no doubt in my mind that the President of the United States broke his oath of office and incited this insurrection,” adding, “I must consider: If these actions — the Article II branch inciting a deadly insurrection against the Article I branch — are not worthy of impeachment, then what is an impeachable offense?”

Responses

  1. How does it feel to watch Trumps latest video where he denounces all of you for violence? After all the dirty work that you did for him? He’ll pardon himself and his family while you all rot in jail!

  2. Bye bye Trumpers….you can whine all you want but it’s time to find another dictator to believe in and support. Time to find another racist to adore. It’s over.

    1. Unfortunately, McConnell just got re-elected (with Trump’s help). There’s no “recall” mechanism that I know of for a sitting U.S. senator. That’s too bad…he should be thrown on the trash heap.

      1. “he should be thrown on the trash heap” Joe

        Why? Has he done something wrong, illegal or against the Constitution? I don’t want him in office at all, but my reasons don’t appear to be the same as yours, so why don’t YOU want him in office any more, Joe?

    1. His career is ALREADY tainted and he is an unhealthy 78 year old. He has gotten what he has wanted for decades (loads of new corporate judges and trillions in tax breaks for rich people), so what does HE care about what people think of his legacy?

      You make no sense, Ron.

  3. Confused John with Syphilis are spewing lies again. Strange how none of you lying, cheating, corrupt DEmocrats didn’t complain when Democrat mobs were attacking everything in sight in Portland, Seattle and Kenosha. I see mob rule is widely accepted with Democrats.

    1. So, what do you want, Chuck? Aside from the next president disappearing in a digital special effect, what do you want to see over the next 4 year term?

      What is going to make the world right for you?

  4. Not nearly the surprise that one might think. Trump and his attorneys did work to lose the Georgia Senate races making McConnell the MINORITY LEADER for the 117th Congress. McConnell, like Trump, thinks of himself.